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Alzheimer's & Dementia: About

Alzheimer's & Dementia

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What Is the Difference Between Alzheimer's and Dementia?

Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia. Alzheimer’s is a specific disease. Dementia is not.

Learning about the two terms and the difference between them is important and can empower individuals living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, their families and their caregivers with necessary knowledge. Continue reading from the Alzheimer's Association

Organizations and Support 

Alzheimer's Association 

The Alzheimer's Association offers information, a help line, and support services to people with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. Local chapters across the country offer support groups, including many that help with early-stage Alzheimer's disease. The Association also funds Alzheimer's research.

 Alzheimer's Association (Connecticut Chapter)          

The Connecticut chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

Alzheimer's Foundation of America 

The mission of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is to provide support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide, and fund research for better treatment and a cure.

Eldercare Locator  

This public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connects people to services for older adults and their families.

National Institute of Aging 

Lists resources for Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers.

From Our Collection

Link to Dignify for Deeply Forgetful People by Stephen Garrard Post in the catalog
Link to Is It Alzheimer's? 101 Answers by Peter V Rabins MD in the Catalog
Link to Dementia Reimagined by Tia Powell MD in the Catalog
link to the complete family guide to dementia by thomas harrison in the catalog
Link to Caregiving with love and joy by Patricia Boswell
Link to Keep Smart by Sanjay Gupta in the catalog
Link to In Pursuit of Memory by Joseph Jebelli in the Catalog
link to video of determined fighting alzheimer's in the catalog
Link to the memory of all that by Mary Maccracken in the catalog
link to day to day living with dementia by Angela Lunde in the catalog
Link to Caring for a Loved One with Dementia by Marguerite Manteau-Rao LCSW in the Catalog
Link to The End of Memory by Jay Ingram in the Catalog
link to the 30-day alzheimer's solution by dean Sherzai in the catalog
Link to Floating in the Deep End by Patti David in the Catalog
Link to H.O.P.E. for the Alzheimer's Journey by Carol B Amos in the Catalog
Link to Outsmarting Alzheimer's by Kenneth Kosik in the Catalog
link to the ceiling outside by noga Arikha in the catalog
link to the age proof brain by mark milstein in the catalog

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